RICHMOND – Sitting prettily on a lovely three-acre lot equally handy to all Gardiner’s conveniences and to this town’s charming, riverfront center, here is an immaculate one-level home built in 2004, but feeling as new and fresh as the sunny summer day of a recent visit.

All the ease of single-level living is here, thanks to a master suite complete with walk-in closet with built-ins, and a nicely appointed bath that has twin oval sinks and a jet soaking tub. But appealing as the home may be to retirees, so it must also be to growing families. There are two additional bedrooms, both good-sized and with ample closets. (One bedroom, presently serving as an office, easily accommodates desk areas for two people.)

Additionally, while the home is comfortably spacious at 1,711 square feet, a full basement with excellent ceiling height, and a walkup attic that invites dormering/finishing to create a studio, bonus room, etc., provide multiple options for more finished living space for recreation, media, workshop and what-have-you. (But then, the oversized, two-vehicle garage already has a workshop.)

This is a finely finished, one-owner home (note details such as the deep windows, some with arches; the tawny-maple kitchen cabinetry; and the curved wall in the foyer) and a great one for entertaining. The front-to-back living room has a newer pellet stove on a tile hearth, and French doors opening out to a 16-foot-by-20-foot elevated deck, which has just been re-stained.

The kitchen is big and open, and features black appliances and extensive cabinetry, some glass-fronted. A breakfast bar sets off the dining area. The laundry is between the kitchen and the spotless, triple-closet mudroom, itself fronted by a sweet screened porch.

Efficiency is a plus – the home is extra-insulated – and condition is perfect. And the yard, screened by trees out front, deep woods out back, enjoys easterly orientation that ensures plenty of sun for lawns and gardens, and is much visited by songbirds including orioles, goldfinches, cardinals, and scarlet tanagers. And hummingbirds, too.

The home at 480 Alexander Reed Road, Richmond, is listed for sale at $239,900 by Ann Castonguay of Sprague & Curtis Real Estate in Augusta, and is being shown by appointment.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please contact Ann at 623-1123 ext. 209; 242-1464, or at [email protected].


Produced by the Marketing Department of the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel, the Home of the Week is provided at no cost.

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